Bonhams September 9th Fine and Rare Wine Auction

Bonhams first Fine and Rare Wine sale of the autumn season, to be held on September 9th, offers a truly eclectic selection of quality wines, the majority from private cellars with excellent storage conditions.

From a private vendor in Ireland, there is an impressive selection of 1982 Bordeaux, including Cos d’Estournel (£2,000-2,600 per dozen), Pichon Lalande (£2,800-3,400), Leoville Las Cases (£2,400-3,000). Another private cellar in northern Engalnd has produced a further six dozen Beychevelle 1982 (£1,000-1,200 per dozen).

From a superb Belgian cellar, there are case of Petrus 1983, 1985 and 1986 (£6,500-7,500 each) as well as some fine red Burgundy from Rousseau (Chambertin 1990 at £600-700 per bottle) and Bonnes Mares from Roumier (£1,300-1,600 for 4 bottles of the 1999 vintage). Other red Burgundies in the sale include a case of Corton 1989 from Meo-Camuzet (£2,000-2,600), Clos de la Roche 1990 from Leroy (£6,000-8,000), Bonnes-Mares 1995 from Dujac (£2,400-3,000) and five vintages of Clos des Lambrays (£900-1,100 for 1 dozen 1995 vintage). For those who like their wines in large formats, there is a rehoboam (6 bottles) of Richebourg 1976 from Drouhin (£240-300) and a Nebuchadnezzar (20 bottles) of Chevalier-Montrachet, Les Demoiselles 2000 from Louis Jadot (£1,500-2,000).

More recent clarets include two cases of 1989 Chateau Lafite Rothschild (£6,000-7,000 per dozen), nine dozen Mouton Rothschild 1993 (£1,800-2,200) and two superb collections both from temperature controlled cellars on the Continent including five cases of Angelus 1998 (£1,100-1,400), a case and a half of Lafite Rothschild 2000 (£6,000-8,000 per dozen) and a dozen Cheval Blanc 2000 (£6,000-7,000).

From the Rhone valley, there is mature Gigondas from Paul Jaboulet (1964 at £240-300 and 1970 at £220-260 per dozen), Chateau Rayas (£1,600-2,000 for 4 bottles of 1978 and £3,000-3,600 for 5 bottles of 1990 vintage) and ten vintages of Hermitage, La Chapelle. From Alsace, we have mature Vendanges Tardives and Selection de Grains Nobles Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Tokay from Zind-Humbrecht and Domaine Weinbach.

More bottles of the exceptional 1830 Malmsey Madeira are on offer (£380-440 per bottle) and amongst the vintage Ports, we have five bottles of Taylor 1927 (£250-300 per bottle) and two bottles of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1963 (£900-1,100 per bottle).

In addition to all these fine and rare wines, the sale is full of more modest wines for everyday drinking, including a good range from Australia, cru bourgeois claret, Rhone and southern France.

Following our next sale on 21st October, we are presenting a Port Masterclass featuring six vintages of Taylor and Graham Port, presented by the managing directors of the two companies, Adrian Bridge and Paul Symington, moderated by the author, Richard Mayson.

For all enquiries about the tasting, or for consigning to our remaining sales in 2010 please contact the Wine Department on +44 (0)8700 273622 or [email protected]

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